At an early age Fred showed his sculpting prowess as the Ivory Soap contest winner in the early 1930’s. During his contemporary stage, he created numerous sculptures with bold design choices and unique subject matter. Fred’s sculptures reflect both historically significant figures and time periods but he also showed a more fanciful side with sculptures depicting mythical folklore using the likeness of some of his relatives. His subject matter also reflected the people and cultures he came into contact with while a member of the Sixth Air Force Division stationed in the Panama Canal Zone during the Second World War. Many of his sculptures evolved from his drawings and sketches with several pieces having existing paintings and drawings that reflect similar themes. His sculpting artistry culminated in being commissioned to create two bronze reliefs that were cast in 1992 and are part of the United States Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C..